Clinician: Jim Stone of USA Volleyball
Purpose: To work on setting, communication and control
How it Works: Players split up into groups of 3 players, each group with a ball. The three players line up close to each other in a line. The player closest to the sideline tosses a ball to the second player’s hands, and that player back sets to the player behind him, who back sets to the first player who has now run to the back of the line. The players are constantly moving after they back set, rotating to the back of the line after each set. Once the players have reached the opposite side line, they return to where they started by continuing to back set across the court again.
Variations: Players can set to themselves, turn around and front set to the person next in line. Instead of one set, each player is now setting twice before rotating to the back of the line. Beware! Dizziness may ensue. In another variation, players form into equilateral triangles on the court and simply set to one another in a circle at antenna-height. In a more challenging variation of this, the player who sets the ball must switch places with the player who they did not set to. Communication is key in this variation.
Requirements: At least 3 players, one or more balls and at least a half court